“Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. relocated to a new headquarters in Stamford, Conn., a few years ago. That gave Chief Executive Frits van Paasschen a chance to get rid of some clutter,” Steven Norton reports for The Wall Street Journal. “The first thing to go? His desktop computer. ‘I thought, you know what, I actually don’t use it,’ he said. Instead, he chose to go all mobile. ‘I do all of my work via mobile so essentially my office is wherever I go, and I can be much more productive.'”
“Mr. van Paasschen, 53 years old, is among a growing number of professionals to enter the post-PC world, ditching the desktop and turning to smartphones and tablets as primary work tools. The former Coors Brewing Co. chief relies on his Apple Inc. iPhone and iPad for work at home and the office,” Norton reports. “Eli Lilly & Co., for example, transitioned its entire sales team away from laptops over the past few years, deploying 18,000 iPads to help improve the way salespeople interact with busy doctors. Mike Meadows, Lilly’s vice president and chief technology officer, said the switch boosted productivity since the salespeople no longer had to fumble with bulky computers and poor battery life.”
“Chris Holdren, global SVP of Starwood Preferred Guest and Digital, has taken a note from his boss,” Norton reports. “His laptop permanently resides in his New York office. His iPad and iPhone keep him connected during the two-and-a-half-hour commute to work each day, and he no longer needs a PC to work on presentations. ‘Now I just use my iPad.'”
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